Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to locate Italian language books for purchase in Vancouver. After the demise of the much-loved Sophia Books last spring, the search for foreign language books in Vancouver is much more of a challenge. If online shopping works for you, you can also order directly from Italy, including sites like www.ibs.it or www.bol.it/libri/. You can also find Italian language materials, including some low-priced used books, at www.powells.com/section/italian/
La Biblioteca also sells discards, mostly duplicates from the collection, or damaged or outdated books. It’s a small selection, but there are lots of gems — and the prices can’t be beat: 1 dollar or more, suggested donation per book.